By R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, J. D. M. Gordon
The ever-increasing curiosity in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to worldwide environmental concerns creates a requirement for authoritative reports summarizing the result of fresh study. This annual reference has catered to this call for for greater than forty years. It considers easy components of marine examine, covers matters of detailed and topical value, and addresses new components as they come up. This quantity gains papers on ecosystem-based administration of marine macroalgae; the ecology and administration of temperate mangroves; the biology of vestimentiferan tubeworms; useful coral exploitation; and the historic reconstruction of human-induced adjustments in U.S. estuaries.
Read Online or Download Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 48 PDF
Best marine biology books
Whilst a day-old Hawaiian monk seal puppy is attacked and deserted by means of his mom on a seashore in Kauai, environmental officers needs to come to a decision in the event that they may still retailer the baby animal or enable nature to take its path. yet as a member of the main endangered marine mammal species in U. S. waters, Kauai doggy 2, or KP2, is just too worthy to lose, and he embarks on an odyssey that may take him throughout an ocean to the one certified caretaker to simply accept the activity, eminent flora and fauna biologist Dr.
Fishing presents meals, source of revenue and employment for hundreds of thousands of individuals. besides the fact that, fishing has environmental charges that threaten infrequent species, marine ecosystems and the sustainability of the source. in keeping with the study services of best scientists, advertisement Fishing: the broader Ecological affects offers a full of life, well timed and obtainable account of fishing actions and their affects on marine habitats, biodiversity and species of conservation situation.
This booklet is a key conservation instrument and a springboard for around the globe switch in human attitudes in the direction of the world's oceans, the place all lifestyles originated and the place the vast majority of existence in the world nonetheless lives. the generally praised first variation, released in 2005, ended in a number of new marine secure quarter proposals and a couple of striking conservation successes all over the world.
Aquatic Ecosystems explains the interaction among numerous events of topic and effort via ecosystems mediated by way of Dissolved natural subject. This publication offers details on how a lot DOM there's in a selected aquatic surroundings and the place it originates. It explains no matter if the DOM composition varies at times and position to put.
- Tropical Mariculture
- Biology of the Antarctic Seas XIV
- Aquatic functional biodiversity : an ecological and evolutionary perspective
- Wildlife Responses to Climate Change: North American Case Studies
Extra info for Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 48
Nereocystis populations along the outer coast were reduced by 75% (compared with only 8% reductions for Macrocystis). While mortality associated with strong storm events and wave action has the potential to reduce the size of Nereocystis beds, the ability of Nereocystis to rapidly recolonize disturbed areas following the removal of more competitively dominant species of algae such as Macrocystis may often accelerate postdisturbance recovery. In 1998, following the reductions in Nereocystis abundance in Washington mentioned above, Nereocystis populations rebounded dramatically, increasing by 423% (Berry et al.
The variability in management regulations is probably evidence of two factors that must be addressed for scientifically sound management policies to be enacted. First, more basic research needs to be done to characterize natural demographic dynamics of Nereocystis beds and quantify the effects of harvesting on these dynamics. Data generated by more regular and comprehensive stock assessment surveys can be used by governmental agencies to produce an allocation plan based on accurate knowledge of the kelp resource base and to identify harvestable areas and associated quotas.
Because replenishment of local populations of marine organisms is often a function of both local reproductive output and input from more distant sites, policy makers must look beyond political boundaries to develop biologically comprehensive management strategies. Stock assessment would be greatly facilitated if regulatory agencies from different states could collectively design a survey approach and agree to implement it on a more regular basis. Exchange of data generated by these surveys could be used to develop harvest regulations in a similar consensus-based manner.
Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 48 by R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, J. D. M. Gordon